Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy calls his exit from MCU a ‘relief’

Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy calls his exit from MCU a relief
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Drax The Destroyer fame Dave Bautista recently announced that he won’t reprise the role after starring in GOTG Vol 3. For the unversed, Dave is also a former WWE star who quickly became one of the most loved MCU characters after he featured as the adorable but incredibly still Drax. He played the same character for over ten years in seven different MCU projects and proved his versatility as an actor.

Dave’s exit from MCU

Dave Bautista, in a recent interview with GQ, called his exit from MCU a “relief” that left the curious ones shocked. He later also added that playing the character of Drax the Destroyer took a toll on him because of the makeup process that beat him down. Here is what the actor said, “I’m so grateful for Drax. I love him. But there’s a relief [that it’s over], It wasn’t all pleasant. It was hard playing that role. The makeup process was beating me down.”

He further stated, “And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy — it’s a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff”. It is clear that Bautista wishes to do more exciting roles in the future and we might just see him in any other exciting role, but not as Drax anymore!”

Earlier news

Previously, Dave Bautista had expressed his frustration over MCU not completely developing Drax’s character. The former wrestler spoke to Collider last year and said that his character Drax had more story to tell, especially since had had an interesting background, which he claimed the Marvel makers had dropped the ball on. He stressed how the studio “really missed the ball on Drax.”

In 2018, reports stated that Disney had fired director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Bautista was among the first ones to come out and speak in support of Gunn following the same and also put his own acting career at risk for the same. Dave earlier told The Hollywood Reporter at the time that he was the least concerned about his career during that time and could have fallen back on professional wrestling.